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and raised by a chief after his
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father's death when he was just nine. he was the first in his family to attend school where a missionary teacher gave him the first name nelson. his political activist began in college where he was in student council and stepped down and boycotted because of conditions at the school and he moved to johannesburg and studied law and became a part of the congress and fighting the segregation that was so deeply devisive and it was sharper when they elected a white government that passed laws taking segregation to an extreme, complete racial separation, the resettlement of 3 million people to black home lands, denying their right to vote and travel stripping them of citizenship. nelson mandela was only 30. he soon became convinced peaceful demonstrations would never be enough to uproot the oppressive racist structure and
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he helped form and run an armed gorilla movement, bomb ings and sabotage in the early 60s led to his arrest and prosecution along with others in the movement. convicted but spared a death sentence mandela would spend more than a quarter of a century, 27 years behind prison walls. 18 of those years at the robin island. outside the antiapartheid fight only grew more fierce, the oppression and violence focused the attention of the world on the depths of racism and boycotts choked off the economy and mandela was the most famous prisoner in the world. the powerful international condemnation and growing domestic unrest chipped away at apartheid until finally mandela was released from prison, it was february 11, 1990, the streets flowed with joy. and the man who had become a
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powerful symbol of resistance walked free. bowing never to go back to the black apartheid. >> i have spoken about freedom in my lifetime. your commitment and your discipline has released me doing
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know, that is the way he was. >> reporter: on this day even they pay tribute to mandela and got it when she toured the places he was detained like table mountain and cape town to so many like him mandela was more than a man. >> he is one, the chosen one. >> reporter: inside the u.n. security council thursday night a moment of silence. throughout new york city people celebrated mandela's life from singing in the streets to the marquis in harlem apollo theatre and spoke to the visit to the city in 1990. and he still remembers shaking mandela's hand that day. >> after all the years he was in
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prison you could see it really didn't break him, he was so very strong. >> his presence made us feel good like there is hope because if this man can spend that much time in prison and never gave in and never gave up for antiapartheid clauses, so of course that would be reflected in the community that he was visiting because we felt so positive that by him being here gone. we are live in new york erica with al jazeera america. >> and he really did change the world and thank you.
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people all over the world are coming together to remember mandela and his legacy and al jazeera's phil is joining us in london this morning outside the south african embassy and people in the uk have a strong connection with mandela since he was part of the movement for south africa to rejoin the british common wealth and how are leaders reacting this morning? >> well, there is a very strong reaction here in london, here at the south african embassy people are coming with flowers and lighting candles and sadness at the loss and in addition there has been some song and dance answer people celebrating and commemorating nelson mandela's life and achievements and as you can imagine the flag at the embassy is flying at half staff but interesting to note in a sign of solidarity and respect the british flag is also flying at half staff at 10 downing street where david cameron
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resides and he came out after the news to express his sadness at the loss of nelson mandela. >> tonight families will mourn with his family and everyone in south africa. your greatest son has moved millions. and i believe that his inspiration for the future will be every bit as powerful as the extraordinary things that he achieved in his remarkable life. >> now it isn't just south africa who is coming here to show respects and lots of brits and laying flowers and we expect the mayor of london to arrive shortly but there is as i say a mix here of emotions, sadness mixed with real celebration over what was a legendary life. >> reporter: and we hear the music as well. quickly phil do we know are there any public events planned yet? >> public events are being
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formulated at this time. it's an interesting town for nelson manila -- nelson mandela in the park in london and we do expect there will be further celebrations in a more formal commemoration over the weekend. >> and phil is reporting from london this weekend and thank you. two of mandela's six children were in london attending the movie of his father when they were told of his death and the daughters left the theatre but wanted the screening to continue and when it ended they broke the news to the audience and asked for silence and prince william and kate were in the theatre and they were stunned by the news. >> extremely sad and tragic news and reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man mr. mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. >> not surprisingly the film about nelson mandela's life is having huge crowds to the nation he inspired and the long walk to
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freedom is topping the box office after opening last week in south africa and covers his life from his childhood through the fight of apartheid and rise from prisoner to president. we have more globe reaction to the death of nelson mandela and we will take you inside the place mandela called a prison within a prison. the tiny jail cell where he spent decades that shaped his remarkable life. ♪ ad guests on all sides of the debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america
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. ♪ although we knew that this day would come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. in times of struggle for freedom and him, the respect of the world. >> reporter: the passing of nelson mandela is sending
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ripples of grief around the world. ♪ in south africa they are celebrating his rich life and legacy, he felt apartheid and later helped his country move to democracy and was the country's first black president and a huge icon for justice and he died thursday at his home in johannesburg and 95 years old. a look at other stories a strong storm is turning deadly in europe and could be the worst storm there in years and at least three people have died and thousands are fleeing their homes and it's causing tidel floods and packing hurricane-force winds. in the u.s. tens of thousands of people in texas and oklahoma are without power and rain, sleet and ice are with bitter temperatures to cause hazardous conditions and we are at thet b
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we wants to talk about the bone-chilling system and see how it's effecting parts of the country. metrologist david warren good morning. >> good, yes, good morning, we are looking certainly looking at the southern plains now. i want to take a little time to update you on the serious situation and this pink color is not rain, not snow and in between and falling as rain and freezing before it hits the ground or when it hits the ground because the temperatures in dallas 29, oklahoma city, 19, you do not see temperatures above freezing until houston and san antonio and look at the temperatures 25 and 48, not a large distance apart if you are going along the surface but you have to look up in the atmosphere here. we have temperatures well above freezing at 4, 500 feet and falling in the surface temperature and 25 temperatures and freezes before or when it hits the ground and it's a large area where we see this warm air
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aloft over the top of cold air, a shallow layer of cold air and where you get the freezing rain and mix. by 11:00 we are seeing snow, mix and rain, it's actually moving out of the area which is seen ice accumulated about three quarters of an inch so it will be ending soon and a lot of the ice is already on the ground and that area will move through the mississippi valley and up to the northeast. by 2:00, 3:00 this afternoon it's clearing but still cold in oklahoma and texas, that area of moisture continuing to push off to the east. what to expect, 4-6" of snow and 3 quarters of an inch of ice and that is accumulation and bringing down branches and causing power outages and mainly rain in the south. this area to the mid-atlantic and northeast, i'll look at that later. >> i will check if you don't gen
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the roads don't. we have 90,000 power outages in texas and they continue do anything about it until the roads improve and the annual christmas parade that happened for 26 straight years and never been cancelled has been cancelled and not happening tomorrow and we have the dallas marathon on sunday and at this point it's still on but the still will make the final call tomorrow and there are 25,000 people scheduled to compete in that race. i live about ten minutes from the airport and it took me about 35 minutes on the ice-packed
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roads to get here this morning just kind of creeping along and a disruptive storm here. hundreds of school closes and ev out, don't and al jazeera at the airport this morning. from ordinary people to world leaders millions rounds the world are remembering nelson mandela's extraordinary life and this is the final farewell that is being planned for the beloved statesman. ♪
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>> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts, dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just
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recommend that you block that person. >> i don't want to minimise this, because i mean, there's some really horrible things that are on line, and it's not - it's not just twitter, what has happened through social media and the anonymity of the net is that you see websites, hate-filled websites targetting all sorts of groups, popping up. there has been a huge number of those that exist as well. ♪ our nation has lost it's greatest son. our people have lost a son. >> we lost one of the most
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influential, curagious that we will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> his mind was sharp and never lost the sharpness of his mind >> one of the brightest lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time but a hero of all time, a man who suffered so much for freedom and justice. >> he touched our lives in deeply personal ways. nelson mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us, if we believe we can walk together for justice and humanity. >> he passed on peacefully in the company of his family, he is now resting. he is now at peace. >> reporter: just some of the
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many remarks from leaders around the world paying respects to nelson mandela. we are mourning the loss and celebrating the life of nelson mandela. ♪ mourners have gathered outside his home in a section of johannesburg and a makeshift memorial has been established there and flags are at half staff in the prime minister on 10th street in honor of nelson mandela and let's look at the life of nelson mandela and born in 1918 he was naped troublemaker and at the age of 26 he cofounded the national congress youth league and rose during a campaign of 1952 and arrested for his resistance and the government's policy of forced racial segregation known as apartheid. in 1964 he was convicted of conspiracy to over throw the government and sentenced to life
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